Round 1 Photos
The 77th playing of the SCGA’s “most popular major” – the Amateur Net Championship – began yesterday at Industry Hills GC. Out of 820 qualifying entrants, 180 remain and are competing for this year’s hardware.
Recently named the “2010 Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association, and host of the 2011 LPGA Kia Classic, Industry Hills GC will be hosting this prestigious championship for the fourth straight year. The newly remodeled golf courses and resort amenities make Industry Hills not only a spectacular test of golf, but a first class destination in Southern California. All 180 players will play both the Eisenhower and Zaharias courses throughout the championship. Yesterday, the Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus flights teed it up on the Zaharias course while the Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan flights played the Eisenhower course. All players will switch courses today and be re-paired based on round one results.
This event started in 1993 in order to give all SCGA members an opportunity to compete in a major association tournament regardless of his/her handicap index level. Competitors compete over 18 holes of qualifying net stroke play to move on to the championship. A total of 180 players will qualify for the Championship which is 36 holes. The qualifying and championship fields are divided into flights of different handicap levels.
Stephen Glass, a law enforcement employee out of Industry Hills GC, won the Bobby Jones Flight, firing rounds of 69-71—140, 1 under par.
Mike Banducci, a general contractor from the Links at RiverLakes Ranch, won the Jack Nicklaus Flight, with rounds of net 75-69—144, 1 over par.
Mark Duvernay, an attorney from MountainGate Country Club, won the Arnold Palmer Flight by shooting a net 66-73—139, 4 under par.
Fred Tooze, a retired player from Balboa Park Men’s Golf Club, won the Ben Hogan Flight with rounds of net 67-66—133, 10 under par.